Weaknesses In Power Systems Spark Fear Of Science Fiction-Style Hack Sabotage

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Could the world go dark? Seems like it could happen if hackers have their way. :89: For years, ill-intentioned hackers have dreamed of plaguing the world's infrastructure with a brand of sabotage reserved for Hollywood. They've mused about wreaking havoc in industrial settings by burning out power plants, bursting oil and gas pipelines, or stalling manufacturing plants.But a key roadblock has prevented them from causing widespread destruction: they've lacked a way to take remote control of the electronic "controller" boxes that serve as the nerve centers for heavy machinery. The attack on Iran changed all that. Now, security experts – and presumably, malicious hackers – are racing to find weaknesses. They've found a slew of vulnerabilities. The complete troubling story HERE

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